Security Certificates Get The Axe
Monday, February 26, 2007
The process is used to detain suspected terrorists against their will, and often involves indefinite detention, secret evidence (that even their lawyer is forbidden to see), and the ultimate goal is usually deportation.
The top court is now giving Parliament one year to write a new law that adheres to the constitution.
Much of the opposition to security certificates came from the Campaign to Stop Secret Trials in Canada, which was spearheaded by a group called Homes Not Bombs, whose primary campaigner is Matthew Behrens. Mr. Behrens has given numerous public lectures at the University of Guelph on this subject over the past few years.
To learn more about the campaign, please click here.